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A wind energy blog to help educate wind farm owners on how to provide O&M Excellence and why it matters.

  • 2015 Windpower Monthly Turbine of the Year

    2015 Windpower Monthly Turbine of the Year

    The V110-2.0MW — announced in 2013 and brought to market in 2014 — is the latest model in Vestas' 2MW platform. This largely evolutionary variant aimed at low-wind sites has quickly...

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  • What Sets a Service Provider Apart?

    What Sets a Service Provider Apart?

    I joined the Wind Industry in 2010 and quickly got accustomed to the divisions of a fiercely competitive services after-market.  Are you an OEM, ISP or Self-Performer? Are you a hybrid...

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  • UpWind Solutions signs service contract for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5MW turbines

    UpWind Solutions signs service contract for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5MW turbines

    UpWind Solutions, a fully-owned subsidiary of Vestas, expands multi-brand footprint with addition of 15 MidAmerican Energy and PacifiCorp sites throughout Iowa, Wyoming and Oregon.

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  • UpWind Solutions signs service contract for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5MW turbines

    UpWind Solutions signs service contract for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5MW turbines

    UpWind Solutions, a fully-owned subsidiary of Vestas, expands multi-brand footprint with addition of 15 MidAmerican Energy and PacifiCorp sites throughout Iowa, Wyoming and Oregon.

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  • Evaluation of VGs on Clipper Turbines

    Evaluation of VGs on Clipper Turbines

    Clipper VG Case Study UpWind’s Vortex Generator (VG) solution has been installed on thousands of turbine blades and proven a positive AEP increase on several turbine technologies. It...

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  • Q&A: How the iSpin Anemometer Works

    Q&A: How the iSpin Anemometer Works

    The spinner anemometer (iSpin) is a proven way to identify yaw-misalignment (DNV-GL) and measure power curves (IEC Standards). While it may be a simple idea, to measure the wind speed...

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  • Vestas Acquires Leading Wind Services Provider UpWind Solutions

    Vestas Acquires Leading Wind Services Provider UpWind Solutions

    The acquisition accelerates Vestas’ profitable growth strategy and strengthens Vestas’ ability to service non-Vestas turbines. Vestas has acquired UpWind Solutions, the largest...

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  • UpWind and Suspendem Bring Vortex Generators to Canadian Market

    UpWind and Suspendem Bring Vortex Generators to Canadian Market

    UpWind Solutions, Inc., North America’s leading independent full service provider for the wind industry, and Suspendem Inc., a leader in Canadian wind turbine O&M (Operations &...

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  • The Reality of Drones in Wind

    The Reality of Drones in Wind

    "Drones do not yet make other inspection methods obsolete."

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  • UpWind and ROMO Wind start strategic partnership

    UpWind and ROMO Wind start strategic partnership

    UpWind Solutions, Inc., North America’s most comprehensive independent operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for wind energy, and ROMO Wind, a Danish-Swiss wind turbine...

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  • UpWind and OSIsoft Partner to Bring Next Generation O&M in Wind

    UpWind and OSIsoft Partner to Bring Next Generation O&M in Wind

    UpWind Solutions, Inc., North America’s leading independent full service provider for the wind industry, recently has entered into a strategic relationship with OSIsoft to expand their...

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  • How to Extend Gearbox Bearing Life by 70%

    How to Extend Gearbox Bearing Life by 70%

    An improvement of just one ISO code in oil cleanliness can...

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  • UpWind Passes ISO 9001:2008 Audit with Flying Colors

    UpWind Passes ISO 9001:2008 Audit with Flying Colors

    UpWind Solutions, Inc., North America’s most comprehensive...

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  • Wind Farms Losing 2% AEP in 1st Year

    Wind Farms Losing 2% AEP in 1st Year

    A wind farm project is meant to run at full capacity on day one, yet...

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  • Evaluation of VGs on Suzlon S88 Turbines

    Evaluation of VGs on Suzlon S88 Turbines

    Suzlon S88 Case Study UpWind’s Vortex Generator (VG) solution has...

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  • Evaluation of VGs on S88 Turbines

    Evaluation of VGs on S88 Turbines

    S88 VG Case Study UpWind’s Vortex Generator (VG) solution has been installed on thousands of turbine blades and proven a positive AEP increase on several turbine technologies. It is...

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  • Ten Questions You Should Ask Your Service Provider

    Ten Questions You Should Ask Your Service Provider

    When selecting a service provider for your wind energy assets, you...

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  • Goal Setting Best Practices for Engineering and IT Leadership

    Goal Setting Best Practices for Engineering and IT Leadership

    If you’re wondering how an engineering team might use BetterWorks...

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  • UpWind and SkySpecs Awarded 333 Exemption by the FAA

    UpWind and SkySpecs Awarded 333 Exemption by the FAA

    On June 23rd, 2015, SkySpecs was awarded a 333 exemption – the only...

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  • How are OEMs and ISPs Working to Reduce O&M Costs?

    How are OEMs and ISPs Working to Reduce O&M Costs?

    Traditionally, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) focus has been...

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